History Saturday Program - August  2019  


               HISTORIC CEMETERY


Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery

Jacksonville Historic Cemetery Talks and Tours -

History Saturday in the Cemetery

​Second Saturday of the Month - May through September 2020

This unique program was first offered in 2011, and continues to be very popular with locals and visitors alike. Each month we offer a new topic that we are sure you will find fun, interesting and informative. The talk, followed by a short walking tour to grave sites relating to the topic, starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. and takes approximately 90 minutes to complete.



April 18, 2020 - Please note: We have canceled all of our History Saturday in the Cemetery programs for 2020 due to the Coronavirus. Our first priority is to keep our volunteers, the public, and community safe and healthy. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2021.   

May 9 - Comfort and Joy - for the Early Pioneers Spiritual Support came from the Jacksonville Churches and their Religious Leaders, along with Assistance from Fraternal Organizations    

June 13 - History of Cemeteries - Remembering when Americans Picnicked in Cemeteries   

July 11 -  Cemetery Superstitions 

August 8 - 'Snakeoils and Sound Practice; Successes, Failures and Antidotes of Pioneer Era


September 12 - The Hanley Family and the Southern Oregon Pioneer Society

May we suggest wearing comfortable walking shoes and dressing for the weather. Tours and/or topics may not be suitable for young children. Please meet your Docents at the Sexton's Tool House at the top of the Cemetery Road. Parking is available within the cemetery grounds.​

No advance registration is required and while the tours are free, donations are greatly appreciated and help to support our educational programs, as well as on-going cemetery restoration and preservation work.

For more information, call 541 826-9939 or email info@friendsjvillecemetery.org. Wheelchair accessible by prior arrangements.

Please Note: We will not be offering our Tuesday Evening Stroll's in 2020 in order for us to focus on a number of cemetery enhancement projects.


To request and arrange for a group tour at other times, please call 541 826-9939 or email us at: info@friendsjvillecemetery.org